March - May 2017
On Moonless Nights features work by Brooklyn-based artist, Chitra Ganesh. The show is a collaboration between Ganesh, PSU students, and students at MLK Jr. School. Ganesh led workshops with 4th and 5th grade students exploring ideas of heroic acts in daily life. On Moonless Nights includes original artwork by Chitra Ganesh as well as the students’ drawings that transform people from their everyday lives into superheroes.
Chitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn and Queens, and is currently based in Brooklyn. She completed her BA in Comparative Literature and Art—Semiotics from Brown University (1996), and her MFA from Columbia University (2002). She’s received awards from NY Community Trust, NYFA, College Art Association, and the Astraea Foundation, and participated in numerous residencies including Skowhegan, Art Omi, and the Headlands Center. From 1998-2003, Chitra was a Board Member of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC). Ganesh has exhibited locally and internationally, including at The Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum, White Columns, Apex Art, Exit Art, Asia Society, Fondazione Sandretto in Turin, Nature Morte in New Delhi, Gwangju Contemporary Art Centre in South Korea, and ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany. Chitra is represented by Thomas Erben Gallery in New York, and Haas and Fischer Gallery in Zurich.